The Lawrence Woodmere Academy Middle School, grades 5 through 8, embraces and celebrates the emerging learner. The curriculum, faculty, and environment accommodate the realities of adolescence. Students are treated as individuals who need frequent opportunities to prove themselves, while receiving consistent support from the faculty. Students thrive in an atmosphere that balances independence and structure through activities and experiences that engage not only their intellectual curiosity, but also their physical, social, and emotional selves. Field trips, extracurricular activities, and community service add further layers of educational experiences for our children beyond the classroom setting.
Our Middle School program is based on what research and experience have shown to be the two most important needs for students at this age: The need to belong and the need to develop one's identity. Students are encouraged to take risks in an emotionally safe environment. In keeping with this commitment to support and encouragement, every student is assigned a teacher-mentor through our Advisory Program. This advisor serves as confidante, advocate, and liaison between home and school.
There are many Middle School clubs that provide a wide variety of co-curricular experiences. In addition, class trips, outdoor education, intramurals, and interscholastic athletics help to enhance our comprehensive curriculum.